Key Texts for Mailer Studies

Key critical books and bibliographies for the study of Norman Mailer are arranged chronologically.

  • Barry Leeds, The Structured Vision of Norman Mailer (1969).
  • Donald Kaufmann, Norman Mailer: The Countdown (The First Twenty Years) (1969).
  • Robert Lucid, Ed., Norman Mailer: The Man and His Work (1971). Essays.
  • Leo Braudy, Ed., Twentieth Century Views of Norman Mailer (1972). Essays.
  • Richard Poirier, Norman Mailer (1972).
  • Robert Solotaroff, Down Mailer’s Way (1974).
  • Laura Adams, Ed., Will the Real Norman Mailer Stand Up (1974). Essays.
  • Laura Adams, Norman Mailer: A Comprehensive Bibliography (1974).
  • Jean Radford, Norman Mailer: A Critical Study (1975).
  • Philip Bufithis, Norman Mailer (1978).
  • Andrew Gordon, An American Dreamer: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Fiction of Norman Mailer (1980).
  • Robert J. Begiebing, Acts of Regeneration: Allegory and Archetype in the Works of Norman Mailer (1981).
  • Hilary Mills, Mailer: A Biography (1982).
  • Peter Manso, Mailer: His Life and Times (1985). (85.13)
  • J. Michael Lennon, Ed., Critical Essays on Norman Mailer (Critical Essays on American Literature) (1986).
  • Joseph Wenke, Mailer’s America (1987).
  • J. Michael Lennon, Ed., Conversations with Norman Mailer (1988).
  • Robert J. Begiebing, Toward a New Synthesis: John Fowles, John Gardner, and Norman Mailer (1989).
  • Nigel Leigh, Radical Fictions and the Novels of Norman Mailer (1990).
  • Carl Rollyson, The Lives of Norman Mailer: A Biography (1991).
  • Robert Merrill, Norman Mailer (1992).
  • Michael K. Glenday, Norman Mailer (1995).
  • Mary V. Dearborn, Mailer (1999). Biography. (99.8)
  • Michael Lennon and Donna Pedro Lennon, Norman Mailer Works and Days (2000). Biography-Bibliography.
  • Morris Dickstein, Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction, 1945-1970 (2002).
  • Barry Leeds, The Enduring Vision of Norman Mailer (2002).
  • Harold Bloom, Norman Mailer (Bloom’s Modern Critical Views) (2003).
  • J. Michael Lennon, Norman Mailer: A Double Life (2013). Biography.

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